F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fath -uh m]
    • /ˈfæð əm/
    • /ˈfæð.əm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fath -uh m]
    • /ˈfæð əm/

Definitions of fathomed word

  • noun plural fathomed a unit of length equal to six feet (1.8 meters): used chiefly in nautical measurements. Abbreviation: fath. 1
  • verb with object fathomed to measure the depth of by means of a sounding line; sound. 1
  • verb with object fathomed to penetrate to the truth of; comprehend; understand: to fathom someone's motives. 1
  • noun fathomed Simple past tense and past participle of fathom. 1

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Origin of fathomed

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English fathme, Old English fæthm span of outstretched arms; cognate with German Faden six-foot measure, Old Norse fathmr; akin to patent

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Parts of speech for Fathomed


fathomed popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 62% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fathomed usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fathomed

general fathomed

  • realised — to grasp or understand clearly.
  • realized — to grasp or understand clearly.

Antonyms for fathomed

verb fathomed

  • misunderstood — improperly understood or interpreted.
  • estimated — Simple past tense and past participle of estimate.
  • guessed — to arrive at or commit oneself to an opinion about (something) without having sufficient evidence to support the opinion fully: to guess a person's weight.
  • lost — no longer possessed or retained: lost friends.
  • missed — to fail to hit or strike: to miss a target.

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